HMS Nymphe (1866)
HMS Nymphe's sister-ship, HMS Dryad
|Launched:||24 November 1866|
|Fate:||Sold in December 1884.|
|Length:||187 ft (57 m)|
|Beam:||36 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||17 ft (5.2 m)|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h)|
|Complement:||150 (170 after armament converted)|
Propulsion was provided by a three-cylinder horizontal single-expansion steam engine by Maudslay, Sons & Field driving a single 15 ft (4.6 m) screw.
The class was designed with two 7-inch (180 mm), 6½-ton muzzle-loading rifled guns mounted on slides on centre-line pivots, and two 64-pounder muzzle-loading rifled guns on broadside trucks. Dryad, Nymphe and Vestal were rearmed in the early 1870s with an armament of nine 64-pounder muzzle-loading rifled guns, four each side and a centre-line pivot mount at the bow.
She initially commenced service on the East Indies Station in 1867, before returning to England in 1871 for paying off. Nymphe was refitted, re-armed and placed in reserve. She started service on the Australia Station in March 1875. She left the Australia Station in August 1878, returned to England and was paid off in 1879.
She was sold in December 1884 for £3745.
- Winfield (2004) p.290
- "Cruisers at Battleships-Cruisers website". Retrieved 2008-09-17.
- Bastock, p.64.
- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
- Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.